A Peak Ahead: Risks, Decisions, And Adventure, 2023 Dartmouth College
A Peak Ahead: Risks, Decisions, And Adventure, Christine Woodside
Looking ahead to Summer/Fall 2023, the journal planned to publish stories on an 800-mile bicycling and kayaking loop in New England, an essay on the connection between whitewater rescue techniques and keeping young people safe, and a literary essay on walking in Scotland.
Books And Media, 2023 Dartmouth College
Books And Media
A literary essay on the term “white death” when it means avalanche, by former University of Alaska Anchorage creative writing program director David Stevenson. Reviews of: The Naturalist's Companion: A Field Guide to Observing and Understanding Wildlife, by Dave Hall; This Wild Land: Two Decades of Adventure in the Shadow of Katahdin, by Andrew Vietze; Tangled Roots: The Appalachian Trail and American Environmental Politics, by Sarah Mittlefehldt; Imaginary Peaks, by Katie Ives; Don't Sing to Me of Electric Fences, by Dave Seter; Dammed If You Don't, by Chris Kalman.
Valley And Skyline Sketches, 2023 Dartmouth College
Valley And Skyline Sketches
Memories of a Franconia, New Hampshire childhood, by Gayle Greene. A college student tries to reconnect with his father in Lone Pine, California, by Dylan Campbell. The sight of a badger trailside brings up memories of Stacy Allana Clark’s recently departed uncle. Skiing in Mount Washington’s Tuckerman Ravine brings up years of memories for Douglass Teschner.
News And Notes, 2023 Dartmouth College
News And Notes
A $1.1 million federal grant funds extensive trail work on the Franconia Ridge in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, to be led by the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Trails Department and the White Mountain National Forest. Excerpts of the latest Mount Washington Master Plan, written by representatives of government and businesses in the area, outlines the Cog Railway’s plans for a hotel high on the mountain. University of New Hampshire researchers discuss huge increase in hiking after the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Memoriam, 2023 Dartmouth College
Poet, essayist, Appalachia contributor and former Connecticut deputy environmental commissioner David K. Leff, by Christine Woodside.
Alpina, 2023 Dartmouth College
Among the many updates on mountaineering in the greater ranges: More information on a Denali climber who in May 2021 called for a rescue he did not need. Clint Helander and Andres Marin climb Shaft of the Abyss on Golgotha in Alaska. Among many “firsts” on Everest in 2022, Lucy Westlake, 18, becomes the youngest American woman to summit. Polish mountaineer Marek Raganowicz climbs a new route on the North Face of Polar Sun Arm on Baffin Island. Three climbers achieve a new route on Cerro Torre in Patagonia. Reviews of eight mountaineering films, including Infinite Storm (Bleecker Street …
Accidents, 2023 Dartmouth College
Reports of rescues and accidents in New Hampshire’s White Mountains during the cold weather and pre-meltout months of late 2021 and winter/spring 2022. The editors describe the role the mind plays in planning and executing hikes. Two incidents of poor planning complicated by medical conditions in the Franconia Ridge area are examined. A hiker slips on the Fishin’ Jimmy Trail. In April, a skier suffers a long fall and multiple injuries in the Great Gulf Wilderness. Cardiac trouble plagues a guest at Carter Notch Hut in March. A hiker falls long and hard while trying to take a photo on …
Letters, 2023 Dartmouth College
Musings on the good and bad of cell phones in response to Stephen Kurczy’s “Do Cell Phones Belong in the Mountains?” Summer/Fall 2022). An ALS sufferer’s moving response to Rachel Curtis’s piece on losing her hiking partner to ALS (“Preparing: A Wrong Turn, a Dangerous River, and an Absent Partner”). Thoughts on problems of trail apps.
Quickwater: New England's Whitewater Canoeing Heritage, 2023 Dartmouth College
Quickwater: New England's Whitewater Canoeing Heritage, Rick Spedden
A canoeist whose parents met on an Appalachian Mountain Club whitewater trip tells the story of mid-twentieth-century AMC water exploration.
Slowing Down: A Young Naturalist Lagging Behind A Group Pulls A Stranger Into Her World, 2023 Dartmouth College
Slowing Down: A Young Naturalist Lagging Behind A Group Pulls A Stranger Into Her World, Elissa Ely
Hurrying down Mount Monadnock ahead of a storm, the writer encounters a student with much to teach her.
Day Four: A Rescuer's Account Of A Hiker's Baffling Survival, 2023 Dartmouth College
Day Four: A Rescuer's Account Of A Hiker's Baffling Survival, James Mason
In early of May 2009, teams from New Hampshire search-and-rescue organizations try to locate a man missing for four days below the Franconia Ridge. The outcome is astonishing.
White Mountain Mysteries: A Bushwhacker And His Brother Decode Remote Place Names, 2023 Dartmouth College
White Mountain Mysteries: A Bushwhacker And His Brother Decode Remote Place Names, William Geller
Stories of mysterious places off trail in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, each trip lasting three days in the fall.
Waterman Fund Essay Winner: What Climate Models Don't Show: A Scientist's Work On A Future Forest Model Can Feel Personal, 2023 Dartmouth College
Waterman Fund Essay Winner: What Climate Models Don't Show: A Scientist's Work On A Future Forest Model Can Feel Personal, Olivia Box
The author, the winner of our annual essay contest for emerging writers, keeps adjusting her computer model of the impact of the Asian longhorned beetle on future New England forests.
Laughter At High Altitude: Encounter With A Pair Of Elands, 2023 Dartmouth College
Laughter At High Altitude: Encounter With A Pair Of Elands, Daniel Hudon
In South Africa’s central Drakensberg mountains, these docile antelopes seem mildly curious about a human.
Photographing Wildlife: How To Capture An Image Without Forsaking A Wild Animal, 2023 Dartmouth College
Photographing Wildlife: How To Capture An Image Without Forsaking A Wild Animal, Lisa Ballard
Lisa Ballard, an award-winning outdoor photographer, says that one must be physically fit and study an animal’s habitat, food, and life cycle in order to take photos.
The Harpy Eaglet: Real Encounters With A Feathered Phantasma, 2023 Dartmouth College
The Harpy Eaglet: Real Encounters With A Feathered Phantasma, Christina Devin Vojta
The author answered an ad, “Field assistant needed for research on monkeys and harpy eagles in Peru” and got the job observing harpy eagle chicks, the size of bald eagles.
The Thrush Sings Me Home: What Is Killing The Birds Of My Heart?, 2023 Dartmouth College
The Thrush Sings Me Home: What Is Killing The Birds Of My Heart?, Amy Boyd
Amy Boyd writes of her heartbreak seeing dead wood thrushes in her town. Habitat destruction and climate change will reduce these beautiful birds’ numbers by 80 percent over the next 60 years.
Mama Bear And Me: Sharing Inner Knowledge In A Few Glances, 2023 Dartmouth College
Mama Bear And Me: Sharing Inner Knowledge In A Few Glances, Katie Baptist
A woman camping alone in northern California's Yolla Bolly Wilderness meets a mother bear at an uncomfortably close range.
Interviews With Bears: Trailside, Near New York City, 2023 Dartmouth College
Interviews With Bears: Trailside, Near New York City, Margaret Redmond Whitehead
The author encounters bears both in wild parts of the Appalachian Trail and in the settled Trailside Museums & Zoo near Bear Mountain, New York. She reveals the blurred lines between human and bear territory.
The Long Way Home: Danger Defines The Meaning Of Safety, 2023 Dartmouth College
The Long Way Home: Danger Defines The Meaning Of Safety, Christine Woodside
The editor-in-chief explores risk at the rushing edges of Bumpus Brook in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.